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to look at it any further. >> reporter: and other cities may face the same problems as they roll out their pension reform. it comes up for discussion tomorrow. i have to say, remember this is one of the hottest, if not the hottest, button issue in california. and when i called the mayor council members to get their take on it. only one called back. and all he wanted to say, i'm going to wait until i hear it out and i'm not making a comment now. so it is still a very hot issue. in antioch, phil matier, back to you. >>> san jose is asking for help in chosing the next police chief. there is meeting going on as we speak. but len ramirez learned that the city may have narrowed the field to a handful of front- runners. >> reporter: any time there is a job as important as the chief of police comes open, a lot of names come out. all of the names unofficial as the nationwide search begins. >> the fact that affective january 31st of next year i'll be retiring as chief. >> the surprise announcement after two years of chief of police comes at a critical time in san jose. crime is up and morale i
. >> and one city council member took an unusual step arguing to dump the nationwide search and to appoint a recently retired san jose police chief captain. >> we have people that maybe we could take a look at and forgo the process. and i think that the retired captain would be an outstanding selection for an ex-police chief. >> reporter: but the decision is not his. it belongs to the city manager who says that there will be no shortcuts. >> this is a critically important decision for the city of san jose. one of the most visible appointments that we have for them that make the appointments. we want to make sure that they listen to the community and that they are validating what we have heard before and to adjust anything that we'll need for the evaluation based on what we will be hearing now. >> reporter: and that search process is expected to cost the city of san jose $44,000. the process will continue throughout the week with the community meetings at various locations in san jose. the interview process will start up in january. and the new chief, they should be hired by the end of the
might think a move from city hall to state government would mean a step up on the pay scale but that is not necessarily true. local officials are taking a pay cut for the privilege of serving in sacramento. >> state officials taking a pay cut? yep. not the 1st. >> reporter: on december 3rd from the governor on down and 80 members of the assembly will have to get by on less. >> they are getting paid so much more than they should be and cuts are a good thing. i am happy about it. >> reporter: the 5% pay cut ordered by the citizen compensation commission comes on top of pay cuts totaling 18% over the past three years along with benefits and leases. >> it is not the most lucrative job in the world and i thank them for their continued support in what they are doing. >> how generous. >> i know. >> reporter: cbs 5 insider points out, brown will take a $44,cut. that may be -- there 44,000 cut. >> that may be absorbed by his lifestyle. >> i think we will see if they do their job right and see where they come out. >> reporter: a 5% is minimal compared to the pay she might have bee
you. >>> san jose is asking the public for help in choosing the city's next police chief. the city is holding public hearings to talk about a replacement for chris moore, who will retire at the and of january. moore has been chief for only two years. the head of the police union says his successor will have some issues to deal with. >> our police department is falling apart. we have more people leaving. we have another two going to los gatos on top of 3 who went to redwood city another three or four who went to santa cruz. >> the fresno police chief and the sacramento chief are two of the people mentioned as possible candidates. >>> 5:07. the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in libya will be the focus as susan rice holds meetings with key lawmakers. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations has been criticized by some republicans for comments she made shortly after those attacks. at the time, she said at tax stemmed from a protest against an anti-islam video. rice is considered a possible nominee to replace the outgoing hillary clinton as the
francisco police chased the man from the city to the island late last night. this started about 11:00 last night. that man got out of his car as you can see in this exclusive video. he held a gun to his head as police watched. and they did keep an eye on him all night. they actually as elizabeth said kept the connector ramps from the bay bridge to the island closed. then about 5:00 this morning which was just about an hour ago, police say they heard a single shot. then they found the man had shot himself to death. the suspect is 29-year-old duncan philips wanted for a robbery last week in the city of benicia and this they chased him from san francisco to treasure island. 6.5-hour standoff, the suspect duncan philips dead from a single gunshot wound. >>> developing news in milpitas. a search is ongoing for a man who reportedly exchanged some gunfire with officers there and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the scene with more. >> reporter: the streets are still shut down jacklin road between campbell street and arizona avenue. still shut down. police are still on scene. we have a couple of
they get. >> you know it. mark sayre, thank you. >>> now, in oakland, the city is handing out sandbags and plastic sheets to people and businesses ahead of our wet weather. those folks can pick up supplies at the city's municipal service center or a fire station. and it's the same deal in concord where people can pick up as many as 25 sandbags to keep the rainwater at bay. those bags and the sand are free. you can get them at the city's corporation yard on gasoline alley. track the storm anytime with our live high-def doppler radar on our website, cbssf.com/weather. >>> it's the season for bad weather and that means delays at bay area airports. as frequent flyers know, sfo is notorious for falling behind schedule. but there is a new plan to keep things moving. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is here to tell us about a new landing pattern. >> reporter: much like air traffic controllers can look down at the screen and see all the planes over the airport, this new technology gps to be implemented at sfo will be enable the pilot in the sky to see each other at any time and that's going to make
aggressive approach in their battle against the birds. the city will vote on a proposed ordinance to allow employees and contracted biologists to shoot at birds to clear them from the air field. >> we trust the police officers in our cities with firearms, so if they're -- if they're protecting the passengers on the plane, that's what we need to do. >> reporter: but the idea of guns on the run ways doesn't fly with all the passengers. >> the issue if someone has a gun, where do the bullets end up. >> i think they should copy looking for -- i think that firearms is a little dangerous. >> reporter: san jose's airport currently uses krker guns or noise makers but that isn't working of the airport reported 180 bird strikes since 2009. now the fas a is requesting -- faais requesting stronger information. >> we just hope that we will be able to do the same in the interest of safety for our passengers and our aircraft. >> reporter: barnes said the staffers and contracted biologists would be scoping the airways 24/7. shooting the birds would be a last resort. as for the cost, we're told the mone
. that was the question before the san francisco board of supervisors as they voted on a public nudity ban in the city. joe vazquez is in san francisco with new rules on covering up. >> reporter: new rule, no nudity. it was a close vote. 6-5 here at the botched board this afternoon. after the vote there was an uproar at city hall. >> expression of nudity is beautiful. the body is beautiful! >> nudist began to strip and shouting in protest, sheriff's deputies had to cover them in blanketed and removed them from the chambers. several were screaming for the removal of supervisor scott weiner to sponsored the legislation. it will ban public nudity citywide with the exception of some celebrations like the folsom street fair. supervisor weiner says the legislation was needed because his constituents have been complaining about a group of men walking around the castro buck naked. i met with one of those minute this afternoon. rusty mills, nudist, says walking around without clothes is his right. he says it would change the fabric of san francisco to force people to wear fabric. >> it's part of an overall --
. everybody taking advantage of black friday deals. we are at a major shopping center in daly city with elissa harrington. >> but first we go to cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran at the new outlet center in livermore. >> what a way to start your thanksgiving weekend. a lot of people are filling up the lots filling up the shopping bags and they have been here for hours. we have talked to a lot of shoppers throughout the day and we want to let you know that actually the outlets opened up at 10:00 last night. i saw deals were 20 to 50% and they will get better throughout the day. black friday is a big draw for shoppers every year but as budgets are tight, store leaders say outlet malls in particular are more popular on big shopping days. >> you get great brands at discounted prices already and discounts on top of that? how can you beat it. people are thinking how they spend money and being cautious about what they spend on. >> reporter: paragon outlets opened just two weeks ago. it's the first to open in california in the past 11 years. leaders expect it to reach full capacity today. shot earlier in c
including a report from one city at the center of the conflict. later, would be millionaires line up for a chance at tonight's historic powerball lottery drawing. this is the "cbs morning news." powerball lottery drawing. this is the "cbs morning news." or visit exelonpatchoffer2.com. cool, you found it. wow. nice place. yeah. [ chuckles ] the family thinks i'm out shipping these. smooth move. you used priority mail flat-rate boxes. if it fits, it ships for a low, flat rate. paid for postage online and arranged a free pickup. and i'm gonna track them online, too. nice. between those boxes and this place, i'm totally staying sane this year. do i smell snickerdoodles? maybe. [ timer dings ] gotta go. [ male announcer ] priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. >>> raging floodwaters in england have left nearly 1,000 families homeless. rescuers going door-to-door found the body of a woman inside her flooded home in north wales on tuesday. heavy rain has ended but flood warnings are in effect across many parts of england because the rive
's suspected of burglarizing businesses in neighboring cities also. investigators say he smashes windows to get inside, gets what he's after, then leaves in a big hurry. >>> other bay area headlines. parts of ocean beach in san francisco remain closed as crews clean up a sewage spill. a manhole overflowed two days ago after heavy rains. most of the spill was wastewater but there was a little sewage mixed in. it's unclear when that section of the beach will be back open. >>> the wedding mystery we told you about yesterday has been solved. the fremont police found the owner of a lost wedding photo album, inside a briefcase along a road outside of a preschool. police believe it was taken from a storage unit that had been broken into, and that the thieves just tossed it aside. the owner was eventually traced to india. >>> following in the footsteps of online retailers, this postal service will be texting out same-day delivery this holiday season. the united states postal service will begin offering the service in san francisco. >>> an incredible gift. how one man is giving thanks for the past by in
on friday in the city that was synonymous with his success. >> larry hagman is survived by his wife of 59 years, two children, and five grandchildren, he also left behind the friends his met here at south fork ranch, the home of his dallas character j.r. ewing. some of those cast members were at his side when he passed away. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, parker, texas. >> later, a visit to the homeland of virtual advertising. lifesaving advice as near as your home and in the wake of sandy medical professionals who make house calls. those stories when the cbs evening news continues. >> new york and new jersey were the state's hardest hit by super storm sandy, today nearly a month after the storm we learned new jersey governor chris christie put the damage to his state at $29.4 billion. and he cautioned the number will go up. new york governor andrew cuomo has said sandy could cost his state $33 billion. today storm victims still need help. on new york's staten island that includes old-fashioned house calls, drew levinson has the story. >> volunteer nurses fanned out across hard hit oak wood
the toll plaza. the drive time 14 minutes between hayward and to the they are city. and -- foster city. once again, not impacting your drive time but you will want to take it extra slow. it will be difficult to see. according to chp they drive on interstate 80 they said visibility was 100 yards or less. that's going to be a slow going all the way down on westbound and eastbound 80. mass transit would be a great idea and so far b.a.r.t. is on time, all trains running like clock work. >>> a vallejo father is behind r bars accused of shooting a 17- year-old boy to death. >> the boy's 19-year-old son called him after getting into a fight at a party. randy williams came to the party and opened fired. the name of the teen has not been released. >>> busy holiday weekend for oakland pd, two women became the latest homicide victims, both shot to death in east oakland. that brings the number of murders this is weekend to 4 and a total 115 people killed this year alone. a neighbor near the latest killing says shelfs like a prisoner in his -- she feels like a prisoner in her own home. >> i don't w
feet within the building. >> reporter: the lieutenant with the twin cities san anselmo police department says since then, there have been a lot of changes to prevent another disaster. >> we have cleaned out the storm drains. we've cleaned out the creeks. we've sent media alerts -- or excuse me, email alerts to the merchants. about three-quarters of the merchants have floodgates now. >> reporter: the town has also approved spending $20,000 to install a floodwater detention basin at memorial park. a series of powerful storms is expected to hit bay area over the next few days into the weekend. we're talking up to 8" of rain in some places, high winds, possible flooding and power outages. while the biggest part of the storm won't be here until thursday, people are getting prepared filling sandbags to protect their homes and businesses. >> i live right on the creek. so it's always a little concern. >> we have a whole bunch of puddles on the roof. we have to put drains up there to make sure it doesn't leak into the buildings or anything like that. sometimes it floods on the gutters
showers there some heading towards redwood city. it could be picking up later on. a lot more rain to come. we may catch a break a stronger storm is expected headed into inside the and sunday. we'll talk more about that coming up. >>> strong winds have brought down power lines in pacifica. cate caugiran reports. >> reporter: it's quite a mess in this town. but the wind is causing the damage for most people in the area. businesses had to shut down. this is video we shot earlier because of rain and wind a power outage was caused. crews tried restore electricity in the area in the middle of strong winds. coastal towns got the brunt of the storm gusts up to 65 miles an hour in some location making pacifica first in the line of fire. >> hello? >> the first guys to get the wind right off the ocean so usually it's more gusty than over the hill or in san francisco. we are in the front line as far as that's concerned. >> reporter: and it's not over yes. the wet weather will hit the coast throughout the weekend. people know the drill. coming up later in the show we'll hear from pg&e crews and why th
'agata is in gaza city this morning. >> reporter: it's like being on a different planet in gaza city whole world away from what this place was like 24 hours ago. people are smiling, congratulating one another. we had to fight through traffic for the first time. and for the first time people here got a good night's sleep and woke up without the worry of israeli air strikes. palestinians by the thousands rallied in gaza city today in support of hamas and to celebrate the end of the worst fighting gaza has seen for years. city streets that had been deserted for more than a week suddenly sprang to life. workmen began the long clean up after eight days of bombardment from israeli air strikes and mourners buried the last man killed by those attacks before the cease fire took hold. funerals of the 160 people killed, almost half of which were civilians, had to be put on hold for days because it was too dangerous to come out any sooner. the very moment the cease fire took effect last night, palestinians emerged from their homes and filled the streets, cheering and firing weapons i
. in fact, nearly half a dozen broke in san jose and two in redwood city. one of the redwood city pipes flooded a couple of homes near brewster and warren overnight. three hours later another line burst near allerton and standish. no property damage there. but of the five pipes that burst around san jose, the biggest was a 12" pipe at story road and lyndale. about two dozen customers lost water service during the fix but there was no flood damage. >>> israel is intensifying its attacks on the gaza strip despite talk of a truce. right now gaza is seeing the biggest explosions since the fighting started last week. cbs reporter danielle nottingham with the latest developments. >>> reporter: a shaken woman walked away from her building outside tel aviv after hamas rocket attack. in southern israel, a rocket fired from gaza killed an 18- year-old soldier. it's the fourth death in israel and the first military casualty after nearly a week of violence. at least 130 people have been killed in gaza, half of them civilians. the international community is stepping up efforts to stop the fighting.
.c. penney opened just minutes ago. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is live at the retailer in daly city. elissa, tell us about this new marketing strategy. >> reporter: j.c. penney wasn't even supposed to open until 6:00 this morning but opened an hour early at 5:00. you can see shoppers inside. some of the competitors opened as early as yesterday to offer deal seekers door buster sales. j.c. penney has a different business model. they are all about low prices every day. the new ceo ron johnson eliminated sales and coupon deals to try to change the way america shops. sales dropped by 26%. the company also posted a $123 million loss last quarter. still, they are sticking to their guns. they are, however, having this black friday sale. they are calling their only sale weekend of the year but they didn't want to overlap into thanksgiving. they decided they were not going to open until today. usually they open at 4 a.m. on black friday. they opened an hour later. i spoke with some shoppers waiting for the doors to open. >> it's a little late an everyone is probably really tired and they won
. the truce took effect about an hour ago. you're looking live now at gaza city at this hour. cbs reporter danielle nottingham is live at the white house with more. >> reporter: good afternoon. just when it looked like a deal would not happen anytime soon, secretary of state hillary clinton traveled to jerusalem to west bank and to cairo and at this hour a truce is under way. secretary of state hillary clinton and egypt's foreign minister announced a truce between israel and hamas. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease- fire in gaza. for it to hold, the rocket attacks must end. a broader calm returned. >> reporter: the agreement follows a week of fighting between israel and palestinian militants controlling the gaza strip. clinton says the united states will help the region make this agreement last. >> ultimately, every step must move us toward a comprehensive peace for all the people of the region. >> reporter: the truce calls for israel to ease restrictions at the gaza border. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu agreed to a cease- fire after president obama
. at least 100 people are in violent demonstrations in several cities. thousands of activists poured into the square. the same place where the arab spring uprising last year toppled morsy's predecessor. but this time they want morsy to go. more than half the voters elected him president months ago. the president is setting himself up as a god. he decreed that any decision or laws he makes cannot be appealed stopped or over turned until a new constitution in parliament are approved next spring. he told arally that his ruling will rule out weasels that are blocking democratic reform. it doesn't worry me i have opponents i have reserved rights for my brothers in the opposition so they can hold a revolution if they must. a far cry from a few days ago when the obama administration praised the egyptian president for helping a cease fire between israel and hamas. what happens in egypt will have consequences beyond its borders. it continues to mediate israel's cease fire in hamas. what will happen to the truce? >> a natural gas explosion destroyed two buildings in massachusetts. the blast se
francisco. a manhole cover has blown off the city street. flames were seen shooting out of the manhole at 11th and howard streets and traffic in the year is being restricted right now. it's not known what has caused this blast. a pg&e crew is now on scene. first reports about a pedestrian injured turned out to be the result of a car crash which happened two blocks away at the exact same time. >>> the line belongs to a different retail chain but i'm going to use it anyway, attention walmart shoppers. you may want to prepare for a different kind of line this black friday. a picket line. cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo on the wage war that could shake up some shopping plans. ann. >>> reporter: it's not clear what we'll see at walmart across the bay area over the next couple of days. there are going to be some labor actions but they seem to be disorganized and they don't actually always include walmart employees. [ chanting ] >>> reporter: these are not walmart workers. they are child care advocates who took the extraordinary step of marching into this oakland walmart to protest the way the compa
and nice in pacifica, 64 degrees. 69 at santa rosa and 64 in the city. extended forecast has clouds increasing on tuesday. then wednesday it is going to be rainy and windy. thursday through next saturday will be on again-off again showers. we enter the showery regime is second half of this week. enjoy the sunshine while you can. then here comes the rain. phil and ann? >> well, thank you. >>> what can i say, twinky, ho hos and the hostess brand will be winding down its operation, meaning more than 18,000 people will be out of a job, including 150 here in the bay area, plus others across the state. what is the demise of the maker of twinkies tell us about branding versus marketing in the 21st century. we talked about that issue this morning with a business professor of saint mary's college. >> we asked how much can the bankruptcy be blamed on product, versus management and labor demands? >> it is a combination of all those things. in terms of bakery products, the kind of things that hostess make, demand has been growing slowly over the last few years. we still buy the products
. >> reporter: in oakland the city is handing out sandbags and plastic sheeting to businesses and residents. you can get it at a municipal service center or fire station as well as in concord where residents can pick up 25 rain bags. those bags and sand are free. you can pick them up anytime at the city's corporation yard on the gasoline alley. >>> pg&e is also doing what it can to minimize the potential storm damage. crews are out trimming trees ahead of the high winds and ground-saturating rains. toppled trees and branches are the leading cause of power outages during bad weather. and as the store approaches, remember, you can find our interactive high-def doppler radar online. track storms in your neighborhood anytime of day at cbssf.com/weather. >>> new at 5:00 a couple in oakland was just trying do the right thing, get a dangerous driver off the streets. well, then came the guns. christin ayers shows us they got it on video. >> reporter: that's right. two men brandishing weapons at a couple who had been recording video of the men driving rick restly. it just took a few minutes for those men
. the police department and the city's public works will have crews on hand 24/7 during the storm to respond to hazards like downed trees. they have cleaned debris and the roads. many businesses have installed floodgates. over the next few days we could see 6 to 10" of rain. >> we live in a low spot at the bottom of a hill so a lot of water comes down and so this is to go around the garage at the doors and basement. >> reporter: drive slowly because the first few days of a storm the roads can be hazardous because the rain brings the oil to the surface. now, at the richmond/san rafael bridge, cate caugiran with more storm coverage. cate. >> reporter: elissa, today we could be expecting gale-force winds. if you look right now it's still a little calm but you can see that breeze is just about to kick in. >> and soon the morning commute along the richmond/san rafael bridge will stack up and with it comes mother nature's punch of rain and wind. the national weather service says winds will pick up to 45 miles per hour with gusts up to 65. chp says the combination of the wind and rain is dangerous
gaza on israeli cities and towns must end. >> five people in israel have been killed by rocket fired from the gaza strip and in gaza the death toll is more than 130 since israel began retaliating last week. >>> and in gaza city, this is what cbs reporter charlie d'agata saw from his hotel early this morning as the israeli military launched dozens of air strikes. d'agata says, though, he and his colleagues are okay. >>> the man who shot and killed two people at the richmond bridge toll plaza laughed while being told he is headed for death row. a contra costa county jury deliberated for two days before determining that nathan burris should be put to death. burris admitted to murdering his ex-girlfriend and a friend at the toll plaza three years ago. during that trial he frequently mocked the victims' families. >> i can never forgive him. i hate him. and i'm glad they gave him the death penalty. >> burris will be back in court next month for the judge's formal sentencing. >>> nurses are striking for a second day in eight sutter hospitals here in the bay area. the walkout involves 3300 n
. this is a new level of violence. >> in tel aviv a bomb rips through a city bus. >> comes after a week of attacks between the israeli defense forces and palestinians in gaza. >> efforts to end the fighting between israel and hamas so far have come up short. >> the rocket attacks on israeli towns must end. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton met with palestinian leaders this morning as talks continue to end the blood shed. >> at this stage nobody really knows. >>> millions of americans head out to their thanksgiving destinations. >> it is game on for more than 43 million americans hitting the roads. >> more than 3 million of us are expected to fly to our destinations this holiday. >> it's going to be so jammed up, listen to this, tsa agents say passengers are being asked to grope themselves. >>> birth control pills should be sold over the counter say a number of doctors. >>> shake-up on sesame street. a man behind elmo announces he will be leaving the show after another accusation by underage boys. >> ban public nudity. >>> and score from high school baske
at sfo. our live coverage begins with anne makovec in redwood city, though. >> reporter: good morning. it's wet out here. the rain is coming down as we speak. i was driving down from san francisco and there did seem to be a lot more traffic than normal during the early-morning hours. so a lot of people travelin for the thanksgiving holiday. it used to be the busiest travel holiday but it doesn't appear to be. but there is more traffic on the roads and they are wet. i hydroplaned a couple of times coming down here on highway 101. here are picture we shot at the redwood city caltrains station. people doing planes, trains and automobiles for their thanksgiving travel. we are waiting for things to pick up. it's only 5 a.m. but we'll talk to people about how the rain is impacting their travel plans. but first let's check in with lawrence karnow because he has more information on how long this rain is going to last. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, the rain continues around the bay area but it tapers off toward the latter part of the morning. right now hi-def doppler picking up o
. >> reporter: the first person in line at this union city best buy camped out here since tuesday morning. >> tuesday. >> reporter: so you haven't showered since tuesday? >> yeah. so that's why i'm going home today. >> reporter: okay. maybe the line may not smell as pleasant but the december -- but the deals are unbeatable. these die-hard shoppers estimate they will save on average about $400 each person. >> it's about having fun. it's not about the items. we're having fun out here. >> reporter: these shoppers say this is their thanksgiving tradition and in some cases the same people line up next to each other year after year. >> we don't even know them. we met them last year but it's like tradition, our family now. >> reporter: some strangers even form teams to play baseball, soccer or football in the parking lot to burn time. so don't tell these folks they are crazy. they say they just celebrate thanksgiving differently. best buy doesn't open until midnight. the line at this emeryville store stretches around the corner. and some folks actually came up to the folks first in line offering
-up plaza. >> our deal with the city of walnut creek was to close the gap, financial. financial gap. so that's why they brought the pop-ups here. >> reporter: to close the budget gap while helping unique small businesses get a foothold downtown. >> this gives them a chance on a short-term basis a few weeks or a couple of months to try it out and not have to pay high rent and see how it works with the customers. >> reporter: so far, customers seem to like it. >> it allows people who have crafts to come out here and gives me something to look at. >> reporter: terry has been thinking about opening a store in walnut creek for her danville chocolate company. the pop-up plaza gives her a chance to try out the market. >> it's a lot quicker. we were able to put this up in about two days versus a store of several months because we do a kitful on kitchen. we cook and make all the chocolate in the store. that's about a six-month lead time. >> reporter: victoria cross also sees opportunities. >> definitely to make some money, definitely to get our name out there and who knows. you might see us down here
with police in cities across egypt, including alexandria and the capital. holly williams begins our coverage tonight in cairo. >> reporter: thousands of egyptians poured on to the streets, furious with the country's first democratically elected president. they accused mohamed morsi of behaving like a pharaoh, making a power grab by presidential decree. during the arab spring, egyptians came together on tahrir square to top it will country's long-time dictator hosni mubarak. today mr. morsi's critics clashed with his supporters while police fired tear gas canisters into the crowd. "he's saying that he's our god" said this protester. "he's made a mistake." and this woman said that after marching for freedom the country's ended up with a new dictator. in alexandria, an angry crowd stormed the offices at the muslim brotherhood from which president morsi draws his support. they ransacked the building and then set it on fire. from outside his presidential palace today, mr. morsi addressed the nation. he said the new measures are designed to cut through political gridlock. "it was allah's will that
here in cairo, but in several other cities there have been violent confrontations between president morsi's supporters and his opponents. >> pelley: is there any indication that all of this public demonstration is moving morsi to rescind his decree? >> reporter: well, if president morsi backs down now, that will be a big loss of prestige for him. but his opponents are clearly equally determined. and what that leaves us with is a stalemate and deep divisions in egypt's young democracy. >> pelley: a long way to go yet, holly, thank you very much. nearby in the middle east, the syrian dictatorship has been fighting for nearly a year and a half to put down a popular rebellion. 40,000 syrians are dead. it is rare for reporters to get into the battle zone, but our elizabeth palmer managed to make her way to the city of homs, one of the first places to rebel. more than half a million people lived there, but have a look at it now. it now. >> reporter: here's what's left when the battle moves on. just over a year ago, these desolate streets hummed with life. baby amr was a bustling ne babr a
's helping a nonprofit provide safe, affordable housing within the city, supporting an organization that's helping kids find jobs and stay in school, or financing the expansion of a local company that's creating healthier workplaces, what's important to the people of the bay area is important to us. and we're proud to work with all those now. the westbound direction of 580 -- the maca -- >>> boy, what a traffic mess in oakland right now. the westbound direction of interstate 580, the macarthur freeway in oakland, was closed for hours after a shoot-out. it reopened about 20 minutes ago, but as you can see, it is still gridlocked. >>> a burglar suspect went on a rampage in pacific heights at an apartment building there, breaking windows and terrifying neighbors [ screaming ] >> police say this man was walking across the roof of several buildings at franklin and sacramento, trying to break in. one woman heard breaking glass and looked out the window to see the suspect directly below her, trying to smash in the door with a skateboard, so she called police. >> i called 911, please come. i d
as shoppers walk. in we are live in oakland as the strike happens. >>> and then a sense of relief in gaza city as a fragile cease fire holds. >>> that's pretty amazing. they feel great giving back. spending the money to help those in need. how one man spread the spirit of thanksgiving with peanut butter and jelly. >>> i'm elizabeth cook. dana and ken are off tonight. >> i'm going to strike to make sure that i'm there. i'm not scared of losing my job. >> reporter: striking against poor working conditions and a culture of intimidation at the big box store. >> they want us to not speak out or if we do, we get disciplined and they retaliate. i feel bad for the people, but no, i'm not going to stop there. >> reporter: workers say that the backlash has already regun as we were there as one wal- mart manager ordered protesters off the property. >> this is private property. again, we're asking you and your group to leave. >> okay, california law gives us the right to talk to customers and handle them in front of the store. >> all right, if you don't leave, we will get the police involved on that. >> r
of homicides in the city to 115. that is 5 more than all of last year. the latest victim was found shot to death at 6:00 this morning. the police say they have little inforringmation on that double homicide and no suspects. there were two other killings on saturday. one was an 18-year-old women and the other a 19-year-old man. and there were six nonfatal shootings since friday. no arrests have been made in any of these cases. >>> a neighborhood sees the second shooting in as many weeks. the police were called to ivy drive this morning after two men got out of a car and fired a dozen rounds into a house. nobody was injured. this comes after a man was killed during a robbery on the same street a week ago. melo park shooting they were in a car when a suspect approached them. one man was shot and the woman's purse was taken. >>> san jose needs your help in selecting the new mess chief. the current chief plans to retire at the end of january. while a search for a successor is underway, they want the public's opinion. the first public meeting is tomorrow night at 6:30 at the community center.
and other companies might want to take note. >> reporter: lunch is served in redwood city. and talk about serving up company loyalty. >> do you see yourself staying here for a while. >> absolutely. they're going to have to pry me out of here. >> he's engaged to be married but it might seem more like he's on a honey moon with his new employer. >> there's a shuttle bus. breakfast on the shuttle. wifi on the shuttle. when i get to work there's a lunch the gym they pay my phone bill. >> and his company will pay him to take a vacation. two months ago he started working for the redwood city start up ever note an app that keeps you organized. he launched ever note five years ago and sees freebies as things that make employees more productive. you're here because you want to work so anything we can do to knock out obstacles to make you be able to be more productive. >> is more productive a modern day translation of i owe my soul to the company store. >> do you feel like you're working more because of that. >> yeah. a little bit more. >> but that's okay. >> yeah, i enjoy it. i love my work. i don'
poisoning. >> researchers from consumer reports tested samples from supermarkets in six cities. abc's dr. richard besser tells us exactly what they found. >> reporter: you don't know its name, but you may be one of the 100,000 americans who get sick each year from a bacteria. and the study explains why. consumer reports tested pork, the type you buy in the supermarket. pork chops, ground pork. they found that 70% of the samples they tested hat yersinia on them. ground pork turned out to be more risky than pork chops. >> this should be a wake-up call to the american public. what are we doing in terms of monitoring the safety of pork and what can we do in the future. >> reporter: this bacteria can hit hard. in a matter of days you experience fever, cramps, bloody diarrhea that may last for weeks, especially common in children. cooking the pork thoroughly does kill the backterbacteria, but b ulf. it's easy to spread it to the surfaces of your kitchen. the plate, the cutting board, your hand. anything the raw pork touched. take a look at this kitchen where we handled meat. all of the dots, g
over the next few days. some of the wettest areas could see 8 to 10 inches of rain. the city says it has prepared for this storm. public works crews walked the creek and cleared branches and debris and have also cleaned out storm drains. some businesses have storm gates and people who live in low-lying areas of town have been visiting the free sandbag station on sunnyhill drive. >> we live kind of in a low spot at the bottom of a hill. so a lot of water comes down and so this is to go around the garage and some of the doors and also in the basement. >> reporter: the san anselmo creek which runs through the middle of town floods at about 13 feet. you're looking at video from 2005. when that happened, damaging hundreds of buildings and causing millions of dollars of damage. now the level is about 2 feet but you can bet that people will be keeping a very close eye on those levels as the series of storms roll in. let's head to cate caugiran with more storm coverage. >> reporter: elissa harrington, now the rain is actually showed up, seeing a little bit of let up for a little bit but t
'agata in gaza. >> reporter: city skyline was filled with smoke as israeli tanks fired shells followed by air strikes. when we drove to one neighborhood to take a closer look, another strike came in. the bomb landed less than a hundred yards from us. residents scrambled for safety. our next stop was the hospital. there had been a number of explosions here in gaza this afternoon with casualties brought here to the hospital. we've heard reports that at least ten people have been killed in the last hour alone. they are all civilian, we're told, that's caused anger and outrage here in gaza city. hamas kept up its offensive too, firing more missiles into israel. and in the streets, militants shot dead six palestinians suspected of collaborating with israel one body was dragged through the street as people cheered. others packed up and fled as israeli warplanes dropped leaflets warning gazans to get out. hamas urged residents to ignore the warnings calling it psychological warfare. human rights activists said that despite the mounting casualties, hamas still has widespread support. >> i think if th
cities and towns must end. >> reporter: secretary clinton met with palestinian leader mahmoud abbas this morning and will lead are egyptian president mohamed morsi later today. >> the goal is to promote regional stability and advance the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> reporter: egyptian president mohamed morsi is seen as critical to any peace deal. his muslim brotherhood is hamas' parent organization but egypt also has close ties to america and relies heavily on u.s. aid. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> and some journalists have been incredibly close to the action. this is what cbs reporter charlie d'agata saw from his gaza city hotel room this morning as israeli military launched dozens of air strikes. he tweeted huge explosions in gaza, blew out the window of my room. we're all okay. it's getting very close. >>> the man who shot and killed two people at the richmond bridge found he wants the jury wants him to die. nathan burris murdered his girlfriend and her friend on the toll plaza. yesterday he turned to them in court, and y
for militants. when we visited the next day, we saw a devastated area the size of a city block. it was once the biggest government office in gaza city. >> this building for medical, for photo, for bank. where is the problem for israelis? >> reporter: the israeli military also launched sustained attacks on military targets in rafah in the southern gaza strip. yet hamas militants kept firing their rockets into israel, too, right up until the very moment the cease-fire took effect. and tonight, the once-empty streets of gaza city erupted-- not with explosions but with the sounds of cheering, fireworks and celebratory gunfire. >> glor: charlie d'agata joins us now from gaza city. charlie, i wonder if you can talk about this. how has the mood changed since this announcement? >> reporter: jeff, it's difficult to convey the sense of relief that we have here tonight. for the past week or so, this place has been a ghost town, and for the past 24 hours we've seen some of the worst fighting. and now what we're seeing is the streets are filled with people. they're driving up and down, they're waving pa
. they are ready to roll in the macy's thanksgiving day parade of course in new york city. there are special seats for those hit hard by superstorm sandy. you can watch the parade right here on cbs 5. that's all starting at 1:00 this afternoon. i love watching this parade. >> i do, too. it is fun. it starts later. being on the east coast all those years, you are used to getting up at 9:00 and boom there it is. you have to wait a little longer here. looks like a nice day. >> you can see the crowds are already lining up on the streets there. >>> black friday is starting a whole day earlier this year. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington live outside a kmart store in san mateo this morning. kmart opens in an hour. >> reporter: there is a line already wrapped around the building. some people got here at 10 p.m. last night. the kmart opens at 6 a.m. and is among a handful of stores opening on thursday for black friday sales. a lot of people are bundled up because it's chilly. you have your blanket. what are you out here for? >> for the door busters, the televisions that are $97 and 1.99. i think that's th
% higher than last year. seth doane is braving the crowds at the target store in jersey city, new jersey. you're not alone. good morning to you. >> reporter: that's right, braving the crowds. good morning, gayle. and good morning to our viewers in the west. average holiday shopper is expected to spend around $770 on gifts this holiday season. so stores opened early to try to take advantage of that. this target had hundreds of forming wh atple in line last night at shoppers shoppers locking for black waity deals didn't have to wait year. -- well, friday this year. >> 70% off. >> reporter: as stores swung ursday.ors on thursday. >> it was very cheap. >> reporter: want to tell you mosprice because it was that cheap. >> reporter: crowds behaved themselves for the most part. scuffle broke out at one store in georgia. tys "r" us was among those customeg for customers on thanksgiving. >> there's been some backlash to >> the this black friday creep into hanksgiving. ay it's a fit's a family holiday. be should be home with your family, not at the store. thursl, it's thursday night, inp in mind. .
on false confessions but the story of interracial gang rape gripped a city whose crime rate had soared. >> they wanted to solve this case so quickly that they felt like the story of the five felt much, much better than there being one person. >> reporter: suspect raymond santana was 14. help us understand why you confessed. >> we were 14, 15, 16-year-olds. who had never been involved with the law, who never had a criminal record, who were very naive. and then you add in new food no drink, no water, no sleep and then you throw in the number one ingredient is pressure. >> reporter: but their statements were inconsistent. there were no witnesses and no d.n.a. evidence against the five. the jogger had no memory of the attack. still, two trial juries convicted them all, salaam, santana and two other juvenile its served seven years, a fifth served 13. >> there wasn't enough skepticism, people weren't asking the right questions. >> reporter: sarah burns produced and directed a new film called the central park five. she had help from her father, renowned documentarian ken burns and her filmmak
maker that owned the crane that crashed in new york city. >>> this morning if you've got a cramp in your hand from all of that cyber shopping, it ain't me. you are not alone. yesterday cyber monday will likely turn out to be the busiest online shopping day of the year. online shopping was up 28% yesterday compared to the same time yesterday. sales for mobile devices, including tablets, rose more than 10%. >> reporter: eli logged on to the internet at 2:00 in the morning to take advantage of the busiest online shopping day of the year. >> what's better than sitting at home in your bed while you're watching the 11:00 news and shopping? >> reporter: he took advantage of cyber monday pricing to buy computers, not just for his business but also his holiday shopping list. he runs an internet marketing company and said he spent the last five months coaching businesses on how to capitalize on the internet's biggest sales day. >> if you could get one great deal to bring everyone in, you can upsale on additional products. >> reporter: retail experts expect cyber monday to be a $1.5 billion day, a
wering the city to take it out with the trash. ironically, it was the arrival of television that may have saved the sign. minus those last four letters. >> at that moment the hollywood chamber of commerce came in and said, i think we need a symbol. a symbol that the film industry will stand strong and retain the jobs in this community, despite the emergence of television in new york. >> reporter: perched high in the hill, the sign stabds as a symbol of celluloid and green. featured in films. >> the hollywood sign is gone. just shredding. >> reporter: visitor, may not always see a hollywood star but can all get their picture, taken with the hollywood sign. many hike up the mountain to get as close as possible. >> you've never been here before? >> no. >> reporter: it can even lure are stas themselves like melanie griffith and jamie lee curters. >> my friend melanie griffith and i have everybody inner been there. i said the other day, come on. we found how to walk up to it and the two of us two girls born and raised here hiked all the way up to the hollywood sign.
in the bay area city that will likely be the hardest hit. >> reporter: this area, i should say, once all the moisture roles off the pacific and hits the north bay hills they literally act like a wash cloth. for the next few days that wash cloth will be ringing out. this isn't the time to sit back and watch the clouds go by. patricia of san ansalo is loading up on sandbags to keep the water out of her home. >> we live in a low spot at the bottom of a hill. a lot of water comes down. this is to go around the garage and some of the doors and also in the basement. >> david manages an apartment complex in larksbur. >> we made sure all the leave were swept up. and also taking all the furniture down on the decks. >> but it's business as usual at the christmas tree lot at the bonaire shopping center. >> we've had wind storms and rainstorms. and they're lots of fun. people come out rain or shine. >> jaime has been working at the lot every year for the past 33 years. he says he doesn't need to do much to prepare for the storm. in fact, he says bring it on. >> a rainstorm is awesome. it helps feed
's only available in the new pop-up plaza. >> our deal with the city of walnut creek was to close the gap, financial. financial gap. so that's why they brought the pop-ups here. >> reporter: to close the budget gap while helping unique small businesses get a foothold downtown. >> this gives them a chance on a short-term basis a few weeks or a couple of months to try it out and not have to pay high rent and see how it works with the customers. >> reporter: so far, customers seem to like it. >> it allows people who have crafts to come out here and gives me something to look at. >> reporter: terry has been thinking about opening a store in walnut creek for her danville chocolate company. the pop-up plaza gives her a chance to try out the market. >> it's a lot quicker. we were able to put this up in about two days versus a store of several months because we do a kitful on kitchen. we cook and make all the chocolate in the store. that's about a six-month lead time. >> reporter: victoria cross also sees opportunities. >> definitely to make some money, definitely to get our name out there and wh
. the first meeting is at 6:30 tomorrow night. >>> what does this south bay city need from its new top cop? we're going to talk to council members. he'll join us at 8:30 here on eyewitness news this morning. >>> new this morning, a woman who was walking on highway 101 is dead. they're trying to figure out why she was walking on the highway. she was hit and killed on 101 northbound near the south airport boulevard off-ramp at about 8:15 last night. a multicar accident ensued forcing them to close all of the northbound lanes of 101 for more than two hours. >>> a second sister has died following a bad crash with a cruiser. a father was driving his wife and fare daughters when he slammed into the back of a cruiser parked on the right side of highway 101. the two sisters who died were both thrown from the vehicle. one of them was about to be married. the family had just spent the night doing black friday shopping in gilroy. >>> in national news, justices will meet to decide whether to hear cases on same sex marriage. first up, they have to decide whether to hear an appeal from the defenders of prop
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